Another Brazilian scandal, plus a dead candidate


The continuing disaster that is Brazilian politics has taken yet another troubling twist.

From teleSUR English:

Brazilian federal police made several arrests Tuesday, dismantling a money laundering network linked to both corruption in the state-run Petrobras and a plane crash in August 2014 that killed presidential candidate Eduardo Campos.

After over six years of investigation, police arrested four accused of laundering a total of US$176.4 million.

The plane transporting Campos was allegedly bought with laundered money based on suspicious transactions. The crash killed six others along with Campos, who at the time was polling third in opinion polls, trailing eventual winner, Dilma Rousseff.

Police seized ships, aircrafts and helicopters that were also believed to have been purchased by the network.

The shell companies that the network used also paid companies under investigation in the Petrobras scandal, thought to be used for bribes to politicians.

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